Men's Basketball | 11/20/2021

Balanced attack helps Matadors beat Eastern Arizona 87-66

Team Score
Eastern Arizona College 66
Arizona Western College 87

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YUMA, AZ - Seven Matadors scored in double figures as Arizona Western (6-2, 2-0) defeated Eastern Arizona (4-3, 0-2) 87-66 on Saturday afternoon.

The Matadors were led in scoring by Marquis Hargrove who finished the night with a season-high 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting, hitting three three-pointers off the bench.

All five of the Matadors' starters finished in double figures, led by both Yaxel Lendeborg and Evan Butts who each had 12 points. Butts got all 12 of his points from beyond the three-point line, going 4-of-8 from deep while Lendeborg scored points and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.

The Matadors outscored the Gila Monsters 45-29 in the first half and continued to run away in the second half, outscoring Eastern Arizona 42-37.

Najeeb Muhammad dished out six assists while scoring 11 points. Jalen Patterson scored 10 points in his return to the lineup while George Nwogu scored a career-best 10 points while grabbing five rebounds.

The Matadors are back in action on Tuesday, November 23, hosting Community Christian at 7:30 pm at the House. 

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